I slept well but was woken at silly A clock by rustling. It turned out to be wonderwoman getting her food down from the hang.
So I rolled over and went back to sleep.
My alarm went off at 7am and I dozed until 7.30 when I pulled the plug on my mattress.
I packed up and was ready to go.
There was one hiker left who was just leaving his name loose cannon
That name sounds familiar did you hike the ,pct it 2014?
Yes I did
Well we leapfrogged each other for a while I’m Snailtrainer
Wow what a small world.
He’s going sobo on this trip.
Okay I need to make some miles.
I put on my rain jacket as it was soaked and in several miles it would be dry.
Aldo it was a little chilli, as I set off down the trail Idaho was in sight. WHOOP
The trail snaked around the lake where I had camped before heading into the forest. But not for long as it soon emerged into a large burn area which looked so desolate. I pushed on meeting my first sobo of the morning his name oklahomy
I thought thst rather funny and wanted to burst into “The cows are asleep in the meadow ” but resisted .
As the morning went on i met more and more sobos.This appeared to be the front of the herd.
I’m rather impressed as on the other two trails there has always been a bit of a irk between sobos and nobos but on this trail every one seems so enthusiastic with each person they meet.
Ie well done congrats. Etc etc.
I pushed on passing numerous sobos and then the border came into view.
Nothing elaborate just a sign in some rocks saying welome to Idaho.
Perfect to me I took a break took the opportunity to stash my rain jacket and generally rejig my pack
Okay Idaho treat me gently.
I continued through the forest ,the trail was fairly clear although most of the trees on trail could do with a good pruning.
Further on I met 2 hikers having a lazy start or maybe just a tent drying exercise.
I would do mine later.
The trail circled down until i was in a dry water bed again like walking in cat litter. But it wasn’t for long and soon I was on a wade asphalt road. It was a pleasure to walk on ,although steep in places, nothing scary.
I followed this for numerous Mile’s until it became a single track. It was lunch time and as the sun was warm I decided to stop and dry my gear
I did the fly and the footprint. I should have done the tent too !!
As I was chilling the two boy’s came past … see you up trail snail.
Once my gear was dry I set off and decided to take the alternative route.
Flatter and perhaps a bit boring
But better for my knee and me .
This trail was a forest road and nice to walk on .
All afternoon I was meeting sobos, a good sized herd.
At last i was dropping down and joined yet another forest road and yet more sobos. Seversl atvs came by dad and the kids.
I pushed on as Macs Inn was my target but wasnt really sure what was there, although I fancied a hotel and comfy bed, Tv etc
But one checking my app it was still a long way away.
Not sure if I can do that
At last I made it tothe main road 3.5 miles to go
I was hoping for a hitch but nothing . I was exhausted as i arrived in town .I headedto the hotel it looked really expensive but I dont care
But they had no rooms Fuck fuck.
I tried several hotels on Google but they no longer existed. That’s really crap
Okay the Rv park as it’s getting late. I wandered though looking for receptipn or similar. The owners were having a staff party and on seeing me the boss leaped to my rescue.
Okay i have a spot thank god !!
I quickly put up my tent.
Then headed to the local Mexican
I had seversl beers and a great dinner god I’m full
I wanted wandered back to the Rv site and zzzzz
Plan b tomorrow.